––– v’s chest scars [mod]! v had his top surgery some years ago and was intent on keeping his scars rather than having them hidden/removed ( which i’m sure is possible somehow, but i’m too lazy to look up specifics ). he chose to keep them for the simple reason that he didn’t want to erase that visible part of his identity. he wanted the chesticles gone, but not the proof of the autonomy that was involved in choosing to have them removed.
there’s also an element of not wanting to erase his past self entirely. there was and is nothing inherently wrong with how he used to look prior to surgery. the only reason he could come up with to have them removed personally, revolved around shame, so he opted out of that in search of some pride.
( p.s. i wound up changing his face after all your input. thanks everyone! )
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The stranger let go of Lumen’s arm, reached under their tattered brown cloak and pulled out his hat, much to his surprise. They held it up and he stared at it with wide eyes for a moment.
He realized that he was gaping and quickly snapped his mandibles shut and sheathed his daggernail so he could take the hat in both hands. His fur flattened and his antennae went limp as he relaxed, and he smiled under his mask.
They were... They were friendly! He was afraid that everyone he would meet were going to be hostile.
“Thank you!” He said, hoping that the stranger is able to understand him. While his previous attacker knew at least a few words he understood, he didn’t know if whether or not if the tall one spoke the same language as him. Presumably they would, his clan was from Hallownest as well.
...They seemed to resemble the Spider. Now that he thought of it, weren’t Spiders supposed to have more legs than what the one that attacked him had?
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More vent art, quite, a varied bunch we have here.
First is another drawing inspired by my paranoia and anxiety issues, I’ve already talked about them before, but its basically feelings of ‘being watched and laughed at’ and being constantly judged, even if it’s mostly you that’s judging, but you can’t help yourself.
Second one is inspired by my back and arm pains, I still have no idea what exactly is wrong with me (though it might be a vitamin D deficiency, I dunno), but it does affect me a lot and I sometimes use a cane whenever I’m out.
Third to Fifth are drawings kind of inspired by my weird emotional issues and how ‘warped’ they make me feel and see and how ‘exposing’ it feels. Not much to really say about these, I mostly drew these because I liked it (and the second one of these three was... no lie, me trying to draw a TMA avatar-sona KJSDKJSDKJ).
Last one is based on... a variety of things, depression, depersonalisation, not being able to get out of bed because of mental and physical reasons, feelings of ‘not really being someone underneath’ and the like. I was mostly inspired to draw it after listening and resonating with the Oingo Boingo song ‘Skin’.
Also do not worry about me, I’m doing much better than from when I first doodled these :)
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